|Constructing a Technological Commons - Peter Lee|
Sponsored by Victoria University of Wellington and the Royal Society of New Zealand, this public lecture explores how public institutions can leverage their contributions of money, labour and even biological materials to enhance access to new inventions, thus creating a technological commons that serves research and humanitarian ends. The model presented by Professor Lee challenges the traditional, market-based nature of the patent system...
Keywords: patent; commons; research; open access; research funding; technological; biological; public funding
|The review of the funding of political parties: an interim assessment - Cabinet Office|
This interim report by Sir Hayden Phillips explores options for reform of the arrangements for the funding of political parties. The review was undertaken in response to a request by the Prime Minister in light of the recent controversy surrounding political party nominations for peerages and allegations that loans were being made to political parties to avoid disclosure under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000...
Keywords: parties; political; funding; party; cap; campaigning; public; donations; electoral; expenditure; electoral commission; political party; political parties; trade union; public funding; party funding; campaign expenditure; labour party; trade unions; tax relief
|Plan B Magazine Issue 10|
Keywords: music; album; songs; band; guitar; plan; rock; tracks; sound; cos; young marble; marble giants; dirty three; hip hop; everett true; rough trade; robin wilks; public funding; honest jons; andrew clare
|People United - March 23, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features a conversation broadcast live in the KOOP Studio about public education in the Lone Star State with Abby Rapoport, a staff writer at _The American Prospect_, and Patrick Michels, a reporter at _The Texas Observer_.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Abby Rapoport; The American Prospect; Patrick Michels; The Texas Observer; Snake Oil; Texas; legislative session; budget cuts; public education; private sector; fiscal conservatism; school districts; charter schools; school choice; framing; public funding; private funding; accountability; job protection; regulation; foundations; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Walton Family Foundation; South by Southwest Edu; SXSWedu; Save Texas Schools; Arne Duncan; Department of Education; No Child Left Behind; think tanks; policy institutes; Texas Public Policy Foundation; Americans for Prosperity; for-profit contractors; Pearson; standardized testing; merit pay; measures of performance; educaton reform; free market; neoliberalism; liberal concerns; socio-economic conditions; teachers; unions; bipartisan consensus; exceptions; tax proposals; Edmund G Brown Jr; Jerry Brown; California; Martin O'Malley; Maryland; current events
|People United - March 30, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features Los Angeles high-school teacher Sarah Knopp on the issues raised in her book _Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation_, co-edited with Jeff Bale. She spoke at the University of Texas at Austin on March 24, 2012.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; Sarah Knopp; Education and Capitalism; Struggles for Learning and Liberation; public education; public schools; Los Angeles; CA; California; United States; Los Angeles Unified School District; United Teachers Los Angeles; Snehal Shingavi; International Socialist Organization; University of Texas at Austin; area studies; ethnic studies; gender studies; women's studies; budget cuts; Save Texas Schools; charter schools; Idea Charter School; activism; activist; struggle; learning modalities; personality traits; critical thinking; pedagogy; social inequality; social justice; race; racism; racial justice; economic inequality; economic justice; austerity; neoliberalism; social democracy; grassroots organizing; taxation; public funding; teachers; labor; unions; public sector; private sector; free market; capitalism; Paulo Freire; Dan Patrick; Lew Blackburn; current events